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Tue Aug 22, 2017

Sauced: Cowboy Range Style & Giveaway

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Cowboy Range Style

Sauce Stats

Name
Cowboy Brand Range Style Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$15 for 3 18oz bottles from Duraflame
Ingredients
Tomato Puree, Cane Sugar, Brown Sugar, Water, Vinegar, Molasses, Apple Juice, Worcestershire Sauce, Salt, Natural Smoke Flavor, Citric Acid, Garlic Powder, Chili Powder
Color
Dark maroon
Meatwave Rating
610
out of 10
Above Average
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Quality ingredients give this smoky, sweet, and acidic sauce a leg up on the competition.

Tue Aug 15, 2017

Becoming Your Best Pitmaster with the BBQ Guru CyberQ Cloud

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CyberQ Cloud

From the time I started smoking meats, I've taken pride in tending to a fire—learning how to control its temperature, knowing when it needs more fuel, and sitting beside it with not much else to do except down some beers. To me, that was as much part of the barbecue equation as the meat itself and I kind of scoffed at those using devices and crutches to help maintain a fire. So it was with a some reservation that I took up the offer to try out the BBQ Guru's CyberQ last summer, having more interest in its networking capabilities than its core function of fire and food temperature management.

It only took one cook though for me to be totally sold—it kind of brought set-it-and-forget-it functionality to my Weber Smokey Mountain, freeing my to do so much more in the time I would have normally been fussing with the coals, including food prep, blogging, and, most importantly, uninterrupted sleep. After a few more cooks where I experienced more consistent results in my smoked meats and my fires ran at ideal temperatures for longer periods of time than I was used to, I was fully able to set aside my low tech barbecue pride and embrace the help of the Guru, so much so that when the BBQ Guru team extended another offer to try out their CyberQ Cloud model this summer, I was so excited I couldn't get it fast enough.

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Tue Aug 8, 2017

Sauced: Grilla Grills Thick & Bold BBQ Sauce & Giveaway

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Grilla Grills Thick & Bold BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Grilla Grills Thick & Bold BBQ Sauce
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Cost
$7.99 for 19.75oz at Grilla Grills
Ingredients
Ketchup, Honey, Molasses, Apple Cider Vinegar, Brown Sugar, Water, Worcestershire Sauce, AP Rub, Spices, Dehydrated Onion and Garlic, Natural Smoke Flavor
Color
Dark Maroon
Meatwave Rating
810
out of 10
Approaching Greatness
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A good representation of barbecue sauce norms out of the jar becomes really exemplary and incredibly flavored and balanced after being cooked.

Tue Jul 25, 2017

Sauced: Heinz Classic BBQ Sauce

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Heinz Classic BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Heinz Classic Sweet and Thick BBQ Sauce
Produced by
Cost
Approximately $2.19 for 19.5oz at your local grocery
Ingredients
Cane Sugar, Distilled White Vinegar, Tomato Paste, Blackstrap Molasses, Corn Starch, Salt, Water, Natural Smoke Flavor, Spics, Tamarind Concentrate, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder,
Color
Dark Maroon
Meatwave Rating
410
out of 10
Just OK
More Sauce Reviews

Heinz Classic BBQ Sauce hits familiar bold sweet, spicy, tangy, and smoky flavors that puts it on par with other supermarket sauces, but without anything special to make it rise above those crowded ranks.

Tue Jul 11, 2017

Sauced: Mike D's Spicy BBQ Sauce

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Mike D's Spicy BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Mike D's Spicy BBQ Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$5.00 for 16oz at Mike D's BBQ
Ingredients
Ketchup, Honey, Worcestershire Sauce, Hot Sauce, Light Brown Sugar, Apple Juice, Onion, Apple Cider Vinegar, Prepared Mustard, Liquid Smoke, Spice and Coloring, Salt, Honey Powder, Garlic Powder, Chili-lime Powder, Chili Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Onion Powder, Italian Seasoning, Black Pepper, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate
Color
Rusty orange
Meatwave Rating
810
out of 10
Approaching Greatness
More Sauce Reviews

A bright and balance mixture of tomato, vinegar, and honey start this sauce off right, but it's the waves of spices and subsequent heat that really make it something special.